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for the often here in the russian capital you without seeing the headlines now international war crimes prosecutors are requesting the arrest of colonel gadhafi for crimes against humanity it comes as the head of britain's armed force and says nato should intensify its campaign in libya focusing on attacks against the regime and. the e.u. might need to scrape together more cash as greece portugal and now possibly spain line up for financial support a fifth of the spanish population is unemployed with no signs of improvement on the
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rocks. demonstrations marking the day palestinians were expelled by the foundation of israel turned deadly after israeli troops shot at least sixteen countries borders work storm as thousands try to cross over on what's known as now. next also you talk to a radical american antiwar campaigner who says her country's conflict addiction is making it as much of a terrorist as those it claims to be fighting that's next right here on r.t. . archie is in chicago sitting down with longtime activist former leader of the weather underground radical group that operated back in the sixty's and seventy's and now clinical law professor at northwestern university and director of the children and family justice center. thank you so much for joining us today pleasure now you obviously have an extremely diverse biography hated by so romanticized by
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others from being on the f.b.i.'s top ten most wanted list and now being a law professor and dealing with children's rights which one of these stages serves your purpose is the most i don't think of them is that distinct i feel like i've been obsessed with a couple of things my whole life certainly the question of justice and certainly peace war and peace you obviously throughout your career have received so much criticism of. your activities and actions were very radical about this group the weather underground. some things that were you know later terrorist and you say this entire time but you were really fighting for peace we've become used to really since nine eleven as an example of american terrorism but we were never terrorists in fact i think the whole. war and black freedom movement in the united states were militant had militant edges but really were
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always restrained and if you look around the world at the time we in fact were tactically very restrained our rhetoric was sometimes a little inflamed and hyperbolic but our our actions really were quite restrained. in that revolution and insurgency takes is constantly changing we just saw the mideast uprisings who could have imagined back before it happened when those events broke out a lot of people in the united states worst. sort of fearful that the same could happen here that kind of scale do you think that's possible of course it's possible you know we grown up in an era of american exceptionalism right for the last seventy years where the united states somehow isn't bound by the other laws of history but of course we are bound by the laws of history militarily of the united states is obviously still in full swing what iraq afghanistan libya military power
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still what do you make of that and what do you make of these particular wars and also what the peace movement where is it all this is there a lot of that well i think that the u.s. economic down and spoke with globally hundred seventy four military bases you know all the three live wars three shadow wars i think that it's you know a great danger to the world i think that the militarization at home is also quite significant since nine eleven and the and rattling of all of the victories of the sixty's whereas the peace movement i think you mainly see the peace movement in the veterans coming home and i'm not sure why that is i think that people oppose the war there's no question that the american people oppose the iraq war continue to oppose it and think we should leave they oppose the escalation in afghanistan they supported it you know the day after nine eleven and have opposed it ever since and
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and they already oppose the libyan. so i think the american people are not in a funny way are the peace movement right we haven't been able to change the tremendous military control of this but my accuracy so we haven't been able to stop the wars but i don't want you to i don't think we should minimize how much the american people don't like these wars and then i think the second major force people i work with are the veterans coming home because as in vietnam and. as in every war they come home and see the truth about what they've been asked to do and i think this current glorification of the troops can't hide the reality of what happens when these young kids women and men come home and they are the real truth tellers with us imperialism we've touched on a little bit yourself as well as quite a significant number of other people believe that the u.s. power is dying down politically in interaction with other countries economically
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where does it really stand now realistically well i think it's destroying itself american hegemony is no longer to be we have too many rising other economic and cultural powers in the world i think that gives us here in the united states a tremendous opportunity as well as a tremendous risk the risk of course is we've seen other countries other empires decline but rather military stays very strong and that is a tremendous danger you can turn everything into a military opportunity instead of a social and human community do you think. that declined economy is also like a very significant large contributor to the fact that the united states is losing its power abroad just the fact that so many people here are struggling and are not contributing to the economy or the country as a strong force the tremendous acceleration of that gap of income in the united
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states in the last decade says it all yes most of us are getting poorer i tiny handful less than one percent of the relation are getting extravagantly well you know you look from nine eleven till today and you say you know yes the people who perpetrated the tragedy of nine eleven to justice there were many ways to do that could have brought the end of an international tribunal that could have had a police action. war. millions of people being displaced separations of countries occupations of three countries that didn't bring the. country and it certainly has imposed a tragedy on the system one of the latest obvious developments to the war on terror as of course the death of bin laden i want to ask you as a law professor under what legal basis was that committed by the united states i
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heard a legal commentator yesterday on the radio when i was driving home and i was laughing out loud because. he claims that under the u.n. charter the grade of self defense was in operation here so of defense yes maybe after nine eleven the operation that was carried out against this terrorist cell would have been justified and for international ten years later you invade another country with your military might and do it. on the other hand we could take this moment i think as an opportunity for peace really ok now it's time to declare an end to these wars which came at least a rationalization by u.s. presidents was to you know to prevent nine eleventh's from happening again why don't we see this is a moment to withdraw from afghanistan in iraq just for oprah do you think that's possible or is it also possible that this could this moment could be taken as an
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extra opportunity to really intensify efforts in afghanistan well for afghanistan's not going to go well no matter how you define going well it is not possible to win these wars whatever that means and everybody knows that the dilemma is you can hear the drumbeat now for pakistan you know against pakistan and there's always going to be a rand reserve bailable for the military aggressors seem to dominate but you know we've seen the united states. people find an end to these wars they voted for the current president as a peace candidate and now we've got two more wars so let's have an end to this is this the death of bin laden should be a moment where we can say yes now withdraw american withdrawal from occupation what are the chances of that really well i don't we don't know until we do we insist on
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it we don't know until we insist on it and i think it's our only hope is demilitarizing the entire american economy so was it will result in patients going on it's because politicians love the occupations i think that they serve the interests of you know. the late empire of capitalism if you will there about oil you can't say well we didn't intervene in bahrain but we did intervene in libya why . i mean you have your reasons why i will say i'm very very technical standards of course double standards we have the fifth fleet in bahrain and libya has oil and is near to europe and has no air defense system yeah there were very practical reasons why we pick and choose you did declare a state of war on the us government that is seven jeans and you were on the f.b.i.'s. most wanted fugitives list and you were known just saying that the real terrorist is the u.s. government yes do you still maintain these sorts of statements i think we were
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rebellions i think that we were an insurgency we were dissidents american dissidents in the classic tradition and. you know we were we thought it was possible to join the global struggle of revolutionary war at that moment in the sixty's so i understand how we thought it rather than. i think now as many old people who were metaphors so terrible it's just so caramel and put so much suffering. everyone. that i wish we had kind of kept that rebel. rebellion metaphor instead of the war metaphor but the other things that we said and i stand by them about the u.s. government being terrorist that didn't come that long ago from what i read this was only in ninety three so just you know a decade ago do you still believe i do believe that i think you know i mean from
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the year in order to save people is a terrible idea it goes bad people don't like it it terrorism it usually is terrorism because it's killing civilians. i think that you can call it you know a message of. war to free people but i think that of course the wars of wars of empire have always been wrapped in paper and ribbons of democracy and bringing education and freedom to people terrorism when you yes i mean civilian populations occupying land to make sure i understand correctly in this war on terror the u.s. is also terrorist is that what you mean that is what i mean i think if you look at the terrorist act of nine eleven which created tremendous suffering and hardship here and around the world i mean it wasn't just americans who died in the world
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trade center and they're not activities certainly made. thousands of not millions of arabs and muslims suffered as well. and there's nothing to justify it it's totally parable. it's also true that the response of the u.s. government. the war and occupation in iraq and afghanistan are not justified. it's ten years later whatever we're doing in afghanistan it isn't about al qaeda and bin laden and as you can see from the arab spring the world has the arab world was. really struggling for the same things who are all we all want a real democracy not pay for democracy real economic futures for our children living in more harmoniously not being afraid all the time what is the media doing these days when it comes to all of these issues they take the good sense department
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. press releases and read them as news uncritically we need a robust independent critical media and especially critical of our door and thank you so much for your time and i. think. highway construction and humanitarian aid. official good spellers if you it's the people who are probably. just drug trafficking.
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the headlines here on our t.v. international war crimes prosecutors are requesting be a rest of colonel gadhafi for crimes against humanity it comes as the head of britain's armed forces says that nato should intensify its campaign libya focusing on attacks against the regime. and the e.u. might need to scrape together more cash as greece portugal and possibly spain and why not for financial support a fifth of her spanish population is unemployed with no signs of improvement on. demonstrations marking the day palestinians were expelled by the foundation of israel turned deadly after israeli troops shot at least sixteen people dead on the
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country's borders work storm has thousands try to cross over on what's known as the annual day. now those are the headlines here on r.t. now let's just dive head first into a few of the local schools union and maria sharapova how to make room in her hand luggage lost i didn't see you know yeah sure i'm too much though rory winning the rule masters title the first in twelve months for her not bad timing with that one elusive ground slam coming up yes she's done everything else except the french open she's got the other three majors perfect timing as you say we'll have a look at how she won her latest trophy in just a second fantastic. if you're with sports today i mean on the lawn these are some of the stories we're covering over the next ten minutes or so. long time coming maria sharapova lost
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a reason to celebrate after winning her first w.c. a crown in twelve. playoff about the piers k.j. choi play to pools a claim the richest price on the golf and calendar. pick of the bunch we've got each and every goal from the weekend i was in the russian premier league. let's get going with ice hockey were finland's are the new world champions after hitting sweden for six and the final the flying fins completely upset in the all states rashmi its time champions by six schools to one finland themselves left to celebrate their second success on the world stage but winners fighting back from a goal gone to overwhelm the favorites up a dozen different scores getting in on the finland was one of the country's biggest ever sporting achievements. before that russia were denied a place on the podium losing the bronze medal clash to the czechs the red machine
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going down seven for sure vankin the amount of the mug shot never get hot trick for the winner. it's taken a while but maria sharapova is yet again a tennis champion in the russian and beating sinatra's throws her in the room masters decider on sunday evening sharapova never really letting her string opponents into it at all taking the title and straights sixty six for your first title and of the year in the twenty third of all for her siberian native previously software number one car line wozniacki on the way to the final. timing ahead of the second grand slam of the year and next week's french open shop. switch spots in the new rankings with a new brooch from eight said. it's great to be the champion of rome but i love this tournament for many years and been a semifinalist before and to come back and then to win on clay especially to miss
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my second title in red clay means a lot this is a tough draw many great players here and here are said to be the champion means a lot. meanwhile there's absolutely no stopping novak djokovic on the men's tour this season the serve closing in on the last his record all time record winning streak of forty six matches posting his thirty ninth victory in a row in room ruffy a little bit by joker for the second time on clay losing his fourth consecutive masters final in the process six four six four how it finished though the down remains favored ahead of rule and doris where he's won five times george rich though showed few signs of fatigue as he claimed his second title of twenty eleven so weekly occurrence jock itch this so named fifth major of the gulf season suitably grandstand finish this weekend k.j. choi the man topping the field at the players' championship the richest event on
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the greens sunday schedule included both third and fourth round option after a six year reign had caused a lengthy delay the day before troy propelling himself into the driving seat on the thirteenth as he moved within one shot of the lead in david psalms this side career and then pulls ahead following up early on the seventeenth how wherever some stayed in touch closing are there for runs with the same thirteen under four score a choice forced a new york times frankly missing a three and a half foot par putt on the first extra hole while choice opting for a par with the thirty year old helping one point seven million dollars. the biggest win of his career. the latest leg of gymnastics world cup has come to a close in moscow the offense also noticeable for the absence of one of russia's brightest stars whose nonna race to be fit for next year's london olympics.
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you know was probably the most restricted spectator well in piskies sports complex she had to look on while all her colleagues were competing and unfortunately for the current all round world champion she's going to be out of seeable future. it's going to take me between six to eight months until i'm back to full fitness but i can probably start very light training in around a month or so to stop you know wasn't russia's only star on the sidelines she was joined by fellow world champion tatyana nivea of or was also i was injured however the sixteen year old who only returned to fitness in early two thousand and twelve is still confident of making the london olympics. i don't think i'm a star of russian gymnastics i try not to pay attention to what i have won in the past i always put that behind me and look forward to new challenges in the future the field of the moscow event was far from strong with all the top names from china the usa and japan missing however there was still some around boosting performances from russia's next generation of stars such as sixteen year old emma demeaned so
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much to build on her recent success of european championships where she took gold and constantin crucially of belief in a compassionate alexander paul bunyan to win the men's rings sadness that on the new year but on one hand i found competing here much easier than at the european championships as i am at home here i have the support of my home crowd who are all cheery on the russians on the other hand it was quite tough as i injured my shoulders after the year olds and i'm just getting back to full fitness and despite a strong showing in the russian gymnastics and probably is most healthy state since the mid one nine hundred ninety s. pollution of says is still a lot of work that needs to be done every sure it's sweet the medals in london. were not the strongest like we used to be with the after the likes of china and japan however the world championships are coming up and there will be a good indicator point to put. tucson rushing to mass to take care of this event
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now of all times of sport will be praying the baton is my mouth. will make a speedy recovery as she looks to continue her quest for limpid gold makes the bridge and i'm told me dancy. in the world of athletics has been rocked by tragedy olympic marathon gold medalist samuel one juror who find dead after falling from a balcony at his home in kenya police say they are investigating whether it was suicide or an accident it's believed the twenty four year old had been involved in domestic dispute with his wife in other woman when jiro securitas country its first ever gold medal in. two thousand and eight setting a world record in the process he followed that up by winning the london chicago marathon setting course marks during both are things the insurance runner was charged with assault illegal possession of an a k forty seven rifle and threatening to kill his wife last december. let's finish things off the pitch side with a glut of strikes from the russian premier league it's been an eventful weekend
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ending with moscow as the team to catch weak nine is called school or coming your way right now.
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